Church Surgery provides comprehensive primary medical care to the residents of the University town of Aberystwyth and the surrounding area. The practice is conducted from a beautiful converted church conveniently situated in the town centre. Our service is provided by an experienced friendly team of 8 GP's (5 male, 3 female), 4 practice nurses and helpful reception staff.

 

The practice is fully conversant and is able to support the spectrum of health care needs of the local area. We specialise in all problems including asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, inflammatory bowel disease, psychological ill health, sexual health and travel medicine and run dedicated clinics to support patients with our services. We aim to provide an excellent standard of care in a warm and caring environment.

Application to join our list is currently open to permanent residents of Aberystwyth and the surrounding area and we also welcome students.

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The Practice

The practice is conducted from a beautiful converted church. We are fortunate to be situated on the Cambrian coast in the town of Aberystwyth which is surrounded by mountains. The practice area is from approximately Furnace to the north, Llanon to the south and Cwmystwyth to the east. Our team includes eight GPs, four Practice Nurses, a Health Care Assistant, two Health Visitors, five District Nurses as well as our Practice Manager, Reception and Administration Staff.

Disabled Acces

We have wheelchair access into the building and all of our services are available on the ground floor.We have a portable loop system available for those who are hard of hearing - please let the receptionist know if you wish to use this service. Disabled toilets are situated in the waiting room and we have improved the signage and lighting to assist those who have sight problems. If access proves difficult for any of our disabled patients we would be very happy to hear of any suggestions for improvement.

Patient Confidentiality

We respect your right to privacy and keep all your health information confidential and secure. It is important that the NHS keep accurate and up-to-date records about your health and treatment so that those treating you can give you the best medical care. This information may be used for audit purposes; however, it is only available to, and used by, those involved in your care. You have the right to know what information we hold about you. If you would like to see your medical records, please put the request in writing to our Practice Manager.

Zero Tolerance

We aim to treat our patients courteously at all times and expect our patients to treat our staff in a similarly respectful way. We take seriously any threatening, abusive or violent behaviour against any of our staff or patients. If a patient is violent or abusive, they will be warned to stop such behaviour. If they persist, or an incident is serious, we may exercise our right to take action to have them removed, immediately if necessary, from our list of patients.

Freedom Of Information

The Freedom of Information Act aims to promote greater openness and accountability across the public sector, including the NHS and independent contractors i.e. General Practitioners. You can ask for access to general information held by the practice. Further information on primary care medical services can be obtained from: Hywel Dda Local Health Board

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Doctors and Staff

Clinical Staff

The Doctors

GP Trainees

We are privileged to be approved as a Training Practice. We have qualified doctors finishing their training as GPs working in the Practice for up to one year at the time. Please accept them as one of us.

Practice Nurses

Health Care Assistant

Practice Staff

Practice Manager

Receptionists

Admin Staff

Our excellent team of reception and administrative staff are there to help you in any way they can.

The District Nurses provide care for patients who are unable to leave their home.

District Nurses can be contacted on 01970 625473

The Health Visitors are available to give advice on health matters mainly relating to mothers and children.

Health Visitors can be contacted on 01970 617837

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Clinics and Services

All of our clinics are by appointment but you can contact us at any time to find out more information about each clinic.

Child Health

Developmental and immunisation clinics are held jointly by a doctor and the health visitors.

Flu Clinics

If you are over 65 or have a chronic disease that affects your heart or lungs or if you are diabetic, you are entitled to a flu jab. Immunisations begin in October, so please contact us to make an appointment. Pneumococcal vaccinations are also available.

Minor Surgery

Minor operations can be done in our treatment room. Please discuss this with your doctor who will arrange for you to be given an appointment.

Asthma, COPD, Diabetes, Hypertension and Coronary Heart Disease

These clinics are held weekly by appointment and are run jointly by a specialist Nurse and a Doctor. You will receive a general check-up, a medication review and given the opportunity to ask any questions that you may have.

Travel Clinic

Please contact the surgery at least six weeks before you are due to travel. The Practice Nurse will advise on any immunisations required. A fee may be payable but you will be advised of this when you see the Nurse. The surgery is an authorised Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre.

Cervical Screening

All females between the ages of 25 - 65 will be sent an invitation to attend for cervical screening. These clinics are run by the Practice Nurses and a GP.

Smoking Cessation

The clinic is run by the All Wales Smoking Cessation Service and gives advice and support to patients Who want to give up smoking. Appointments can be made at by telephoning 0800 085 2219.

Family Planning and Emergency Contraception

We provide a comprehensive contraceptive service including coil fitting, Implanon and emergency contraception. To access this service please make a routine appointment with any GP during normal surgery hours. If you require a repeat prescription for contraception please make an appointment with the Practice Nurse.

Blood Pressure Checks

These are carried out by Practice Nurses, the Healthcare Assistant or the GPs.

Non-NHS Examinations

The Doctors are happy to carry out medicals eg insurance and driving licence. Please telephone the surgery for an appointment. A list of non-NHS fees is available from reception.

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Surgery Times

Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6.30pm (7.30pm on Thursday)

A receptionist is available on the telephone from 8.00am.

Doctors' Consultation Hours

Monday to Friday 8.30 to 11.30am

2.30 to 5.30pm

Our phone lines are open after 8.00am - 01970 624855

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